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  • Covid-19 : Are we still listening to the science ?

    Documents released by the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) reveal a call to action three weeks ago.

    “The re-imposition of a package of measures is required urgently,” it warned on 21 September.

    It added: "The more rapidly these interventions are put in place the greater the reduction in Covid-related deaths and the quicker they can be eased.

    “Not acting now to reduce cases will result in a very large epidemic with catastrophic consequences.”


    One set of Sage documents reveals how much individual policies may cut the R number by:

    – Close all bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants could reduce R by 0.1-0.2
    – Close all indoor gyms and leisure centres could reduce R by up to 0.1
    – Closing non-essential retail would have “minimal impact” on transmission
    – Stopping people mixing in homes could reduce R by 0.1-0.2
    – Working from home reduce R by 0.2-0.4
    – Closing all schools could reduce R by 0.2-0.5

    La fermeture des écoles et le télétravail sont ici les mesures les plus efficaces en dehors du confinement.